Juniper Prize for Poetry

In 1975 the University of Massachusetts Press established the Juniper Prize for Poetry, an annual award for a selected manuscript of poems to be published by the Press. The award is named in honor of the poet Robert Francis (1901-1987), who for many years made his home at Fort Juniper in Amherst. The winning poet now receives a prize of $1,500. All submissions are judged anonymously by a panel of distinguished poets. For more information and submission guidelines, click here.

Books in the Series (arranged by year of publication)

Violin Playing Herself in a Mirror 2015
The Theme of Tonight's Party Has Been Changed
Poems
2014
[node-title] Starship Tahiti
Poems
2013
[node-title] Goodbye, Flicker
Poems
2012
[node-title] The Many Woods of Grief
Poems
2011
[node-title] Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open
Poems
2010
[node-title] Interloper
Poems
2009
[node-title] Letters of Transit 2008
[node-title] My Soviet Union 2007
[node-title] All the Lavish in Common 2006
[node-title] Cottonlandia 2005
[node-title] Primer of the Obsolete 2004
[node-title] Cement Guitar 2003
[node-title] Dance and Disappear 2002
[node-title] Song of the Cicadas 2001
[node-title] Heartwall 2000
[node-title] Fugitive Red 1999
[node-title] At the Site of Inside Out 1997
[node-title] Cities and Towns
Poems
1996
[node-title] The Postal Confessions 1995
[node-title] Child in Amber 1993
[node-title] Tasker Street 1992
[node-title] Red Cottage 1991
[node-title] First Language 1990
The Man Who Died En Route 1989
[node-title] After the Noise of Saigon 1988
[node-title] Ghost Money 1987
[node-title] The Names of the Rapids 1985
[node-title] Laps 1984
[node-title] Afterlight 1983
[node-title] The Students of Snow 1982
[node-title] The Glacier's Daughters 1981
Two-Headed Woman 1980
[node-title] Maya 1979
The Rainbow Grocery 1978
[node-title] Eye Level 1977
[node-title] Ariana Olisvos
Her Last Works and Days
1976
Come the Sweet By and By 1975